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Accident: 202609194 - Employee'S Face Is Injured When Hose Reel Tire Explodes

Accident: 202609194 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/18/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31350791503/16/20108069Betty Ford Center
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on January 18, 2010, Employee #1 was assembling an Ames ReelEasy Metal Hose Reel and filling the tire with air. Employee #1 was using a nitrogen air compressor with the gauge set to 90 pounds per square inch. As Employee #1 began filling the tire with air, it exploded, and the rim hit him in the face. Employee #1 fell backwards and his head hit the ground. Employee #1 suffered facial trauma, and was taken to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, where he was hospitalized for three days. Employee #1 was a maintenance mechanic employee of Betty Ford Center, an inpatient drug treatment center.
Keywords: air pressure, blowout--tire, equipment failure, hose, face, tire rim, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313507915 Hospitalized injury Other Specified mechanics and repairers

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